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Watch: NWSL College Draft, full list of 2019 selections

The National Women’s Soccer League College Draft began at 12 p.m. ET Thursday in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place in Chicago.

NWSL released the final list of players who declared for the draft Wednesday night, with United States women’s national team player Tierna Davidson highlighting the late additions. Watch the entire draft above. See the full list of players who were eligible for selection here. Below is the full list of selections made in the draft, which concluded just before 4 p.m. ET Thursday. >>>Read all our NWSL draft coverage here<<<


1st Round

1. Chicago Red Stars – Tierna Davidson (Stanford)
2. Sky Blue FC – Hailie Mace (UCLA)
3. Washington Spirit* –  Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford)
4. Washington Spirit – Samantha Staab (Clemson)
5. North Carolina Courage – Leah Pruitt (USC)
6. Sky Blue FC** – Julia Ashley (North Carolina)
7. Washington Spirit* – Tegan McGrady (Stanford)
8. Washington Spirit – Dorian Bailey (North Carolina)
9. North Carolina Courage – Hailey Harbison (Pepperdine)

“It’s really special to be in this room and to have the audience, the players that are part of today’s event. Just the magnitude of what the college draft has become and the meaning of it,” NWSL managing director Amanda Duffy said during the league’s broadcast between the first and second rounds. “The support from the fans is just really critical to the growth of the league. … Really excited to kick off the seventh season today.”

2nd Round

10. Sky Blue FC – Paige Monaghan (Butler)
11. Sky Blue FC – Julie James (Baylor)
12. Houston Dash – Ally Prisock (USC)
13. Houston Dash – Cece Kizer (Mississippi)
14. North Carolina Courage – Lauren Milliet (Colorado College)
15. Chicago Red Stars – Maria Sanchez (Santa Clara)
16. Houston Dash – Betsy Brandon (Virginia)
17. Washington Spirit* – Bayley Feist (Wake Forest)
18. Houston Dash – Kayla McCoy (Duke)

“There’s people that I played against for years who are getting drafted. It’s so exciting to see everybody who’s had this dream since they were so young to see it come to fruition,” McCoy said after closing out the second round as the 18th pick. “You can see it on their faces they’re so happy to be here. And I’ absolutely thrilled to be picked, and I’m just so happy to be going to Houston.”

3rd Round

19. Sky Blue FC – Kyra Carusa (Georgetown)
20. Chicago Red Stars* – Bianca St. Georges (West Virginia)
21. Houston Dash – Jazmin Jackmon (Oregon)
22. Houston Dash – Grace Cutler (West Virginia)
23. Utah Royals FC – Michelle Maemone (Pepperdine)
24. Portland Thorns*** – Emily Ogle (Penn State) 
25. Orlando Pride – Erin Greening (Colorado)
26. Chicago Red Stars – Kayla Sharples (Northwestern)
27. Utah Royals FC – Madeline Nolf (Penn State)

4th Round

28. Sky Blue FC – Kaylan Marckese (Florida)
29. Sky Blue FC* – Kenie Wright (Rutgers)
30. Orlando Pride – Marisa Viggiano (Northwestern)
31. Chicago Red Stars*** – April Bockin (Minnesota)
32. Utah Royals FC – Alexandra Kimball (North Carolina)
33. Chicago Red Stars – Hannah Davison (Northwestern)
34. Sky Blue FC – Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame)
35. Chicago Red Stars*** – Jenna Szczesny (Loyola-Chicago)
36. North Carolina Courage – Kaycie Tillman (Florida State)

*The Washington Spirit acquired the No. 3 pick from Sky Blue FC in exchange for three players to be named later and the 29th overall pick. The Spirit acquired the No. 7 pick from Chicago in exchange for the 20th pick this year and their natural first-round pick in 2020. The Spirit acquired the 17th overall pick from the Portland Thorns in exchange for the 31st overall pick and the Spirit’s natural second-round pick in the 2020 draft.

**Sky Blue FC acquired the No. 6 pick from the Chicago Red Stars and their highest second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for forward Katie Johnson.

***Chicago Red Stars acquired picks 31 and 35 from Portland Thorns in exchange for No. 24 overall pick.




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